Sarnafil

Sarnafil HD proves it’s tough enough

  • 26 Jul 2019

New Elgin primary school in Moray, Scotland, has had a Sarnafil HD system installed to meet their need for a new high-quality flat roof refurbishment.

With previous roof re-coverings not up to scratch, the school needed a system to improve the building’s thermal performance, save energy and improve robustness – providing a solution tough enough to mitigate damage caused by vandalism attacks experienced at the school.

By combining the thickest single ply membrane available – 2mm – and the most robust insulation board – SarnaTherm HD – the Sarnafil HD system provided a resilient and well-insulated solution.

Plus, with the 2mm membrane outperforming all other membranes according to puncture test data, the system guarantees a long-lasting roof.

Sarnafil

Moray Council specified Sarnafil HD for the 2500 square metre roof after having previously used Sika Sarnafil products for numerous other school and council properties with great success.

The main challenge of the refurbishment was installing the roof during term time in an operational school.

However, all required health and safety measures were executed by principal contractor, Morrison Construction, guaranteeing the safety of those working onsite as well as staff, pupils and visitors.

Roofing sub-contractor A & B Buchan Ltd, a Sika Sarnafil Registered Contractor, was tasked with the installation.

Despite the thicker HD membrane specified, their thirty years of experience with Sarnafil products meant the system was installed seamlessly by their expertly trained team.

Senior Technical Advisor at Sika, John Love, commented: “Despite the challenges of the project, regular site visits carried out by Sika and the excellent communication maintained between Morrison Construction and A & B Buchan Ltd meant the installation ran smoothly and was completed to the client’s satisfaction.

“This project is also a prime example of the many benefits of Sarnafil HD and we are thrilled with the final result in terms of durability and longevity.”

Moray Council said: “The design had measures of complexity, however, our Environmental Services Property section worked with Sika throughout the process to combat any issues and were completely satisfied that the end result is an efficient, effective and long-term flat roof construction.”

With a combination of the hard-wearing Sarnafil HD and the use of SarnaLite roof lights and SikaLastic liquid polyurethane to finish the installation, the durable roof is now protected for years to come.

Furthermore, with a twenty-year Sarnafil Plus Extended Product and Installation Guarantee, the school has gained complete peace of mind.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Granada Glazing

Granada’s secondary glazing cuts out Heathrow noise at adult education centre

Noise intrusion from the flightpath into London’s Heathrow Airport has been dramatically cut at Meadowbank Adult Education Centre in Cranford, thanks to Granada secondary glazing.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows

Keylite

Keylite Roof Windows recognised as one of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain

Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite), part of The Keystone Group, has been identified as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Roofs, Windows

GAI

New Chief Executive appointed at GAI

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed Simon Forrester as its new Chief Executive.

Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Recruitment

Senior

Limit COVID-19 spread with fresh thinking from Senior Architectural Systems

Senior Architectural Systems is inviting specifiers to get in touch to discuss how aluminium window systems can help create healthier interiors that can limit the spread of coronavirus.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Health & Safety, news, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows